[PC-BSD Testing] VirtualBox for Testing

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Jun 15 15:41:37 PDT 2009


For now, it is. The kernel module has a tendancy to cause a system lockup if you load it
while X / Desktop is running. Loading it at bootup works fine though. If this bug gets fixed 
in the port at some point, I'll remove the reboot request. For now though, its safer this way :)



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Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

On Mon, 15 Jun 2009, Fabrizio Parrella wrote:

> reboot necessary??
>
> Fabry
>
> Kris Moore wrote:
>> Hey everybody! I'm prepping an ISO for testing right now of PC-BSD 7.1.1-RC1, which fixes
>> a lot of bugs from 7.1, updates ports, etc. In the meantime though, I thought some of you
>> may be interested to test out the VirtualBox emulator :)
>>
>> The PBI for PC-BSD 7.x (32bit) is right here:
>>
>> http://www.pcbsd.org/~kris/VirtualBox2.2.51r20457-PV0.pbi
>>
>> The VirtualBox program hasn't hit ports yet, and this is just a test version of it to find / fix bugs.
>> However, its working well enough here that I could install a copy of Win XP SP3 on it, and it runs great!
>> (On PC-BSD 7.1 here)
>>
>> Feel free to play around with this PBI, but please report any VirtualBox specific bugs to
>> the FreeBSD emulation list, and not here.
>>
>> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-emulation
>>
>> If you run into issues that are PBI specific, then of course I'll want to hear about it :)
>>
>>
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>> Kris Moore
>> PC-BSD Software
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